LA hit by natural disaster: 3.6 magnitude quake shakes Westwood

While most of the east coast slumbered, residents of L.A. felt the effects of a 3.6 magnitude quake on Monday night – including some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 11:20 p.m., was just west of the Sepulveda Pass section of the 405 Freeway in the Santa Monica Mountains. Weak or light shaking was felt up to 229 miles away. While residents felt the jolt, no damage was reported.

Hundreds tweeted their reactions and used a little humor to get them through the scare of having the ground shake beneath them.

But not everyone felt the temblor – some in Westwood slept through the natural disaster.

The government research group defines intensity 5 shaking as moderate, or “felt by almost everyone; many awakened. Unstable objects overturned. Pendulum clocks may stop”.

A small natural disaster was reported Tuesday morning near Albion in southern IL, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It can also cause walls to make a cracking sound or provide the sensation of a heavy truck striking a building.

Reeves said the quake was “fairly small” and was unlikely to cause serious damage.

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